I am absolutely delighted to be stocking the Kiwaya KTS series. I have owned both the KTS4 and KTS7 and they are some of my all time favourite ukes. In fact I’d say they are two of the best sopranos I have ever played.
The KMS-K is the absolute top of the range in Kiwaya sopranos. It is built incredibly lightly and meticulously from master grade koa, giving it a really light punchy open tone. The flaming on this one is absolutely beautiful. It also features beautiful abalone detailing on the rosette and a meticulous black and white binding. It really is pure class.
Modelled on the vintage Martin designs of the early twentieth century these ukes are the closest you get to the sound and feel of a vintage Martin. The top is so thin that the whole uke resonates beautifully and produces a big volume.
The craftsmanship is meticulous with every detail right on. I’m really impressed that Kiwaya have also added Gotoh UPT tuners which look like traditional friction pegs but are in fact geared tuners that are incredibly smooth and easy to use.